ANOTHER SAD DAY
First published in October 2021
They keep coming
these sad days - John, Nick, Damaris
and now Wes, these vibrant lives
taken from us, their voices,
their laughter silenced, eyes closed
for a final time.
Another name deleted
from the Christmas card list,
another familiar address crossed off, emails
going unanswered - and we who are left
feeling that chill breeze as we go about
our everyday routine ever more slowly,
wondering and waiting.